Less than four months after he nearly lost his life on an NFL football field, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin announced that he will be returning to the field next season.
Damar Hamlin shared the massive news with reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
“I’m here to announce that I plan on making a comeback to the NFL,” Hamlin told reporters Tuesday, according to NFL.com.
Hamlin had a pretty simple explanation for his decision to return to football after the terrifying incident: he loves the game.
“My heart is still in it. My heart is still in the game,” he said. “I love the game. It’s something I want to prove to myself — not nobody else. I just want to show people that fear is a choice. You can keep going in something without having the answers and without knowing what’s at the end of the tunnel. Or you might feel anxious, you might feel any type of way, but you keep putting that right foot in front of the left one and you keep going. I want to stand for that.”
It’s safe to say that Hamlin will have a massive amount of support as he returns to the field next season.